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Skill Building

TagLast edit: 13 May 2021 1:58 UTC by jimrandomh

Skill Building is the meta-skill of getting good at things i.e. developing procedural knowledge.

Subtopics may include: Fast feedback loops, Choosing the correct level of challenge, studying people better than you to pick up their techniques or assimilate their style or philosophy, synthesizing advice from many tutorials, instructions, or how-tos

[Question] Train­ing Bet­ter Ra­tion­al­ists?

Davis_Kingsley5 Aug 2021 11:13 UTC
42 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

The 3 Books Tech­nique for Learn­ing a New Skilll

Matt Goldenberg9 Jan 2019 12:45 UTC
192 points
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An­nounc­ing AI safety Men­tors and Mentees

Marius Hobbhahn23 Nov 2022 15:21 UTC
56 points
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How to learn soft skills

AnnaSalamon7 Feb 2015 5:22 UTC
122 points
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Micro feed­back loops and learning

Swimmer96326 May 2019 0:50 UTC
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Strate­gies for Per­sonal Growth

Raemon28 Jul 2018 18:27 UTC
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Abil­ity to react

Swimmer96318 Feb 2011 19:19 UTC
100 points
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Un­der­stand­ing your understanding

SilasBarta22 Mar 2010 22:33 UTC
102 points
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How and Why to Granularize

lukeprog17 May 2011 15:16 UTC
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Does Goal Set­ting Work?

Swimmer96316 Oct 2013 20:54 UTC
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Learn­ing crit­i­cal think­ing: a per­sonal example

Swimmer96314 Feb 2013 20:43 UTC
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Don’t judge a skill by its specialists

Academian26 Sep 2010 20:56 UTC
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Ex­plicit and tacit rationality

lukeprog9 Apr 2013 23:33 UTC
60 points
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Un­con­scious Com­pe­tence and Counter-Incentives

lifelonglearner10 Mar 2018 6:38 UTC
13 points
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The Truth About Math­e­mat­i­cal Ability

JonahS12 Feb 2015 1:29 UTC
92 points
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In­nate Math­e­mat­i­cal Ability

JonahS18 Feb 2015 11:11 UTC
66 points
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Your Most Valuable Skill

Alicorn27 Sep 2009 17:01 UTC
32 points
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In What Ways Have You Be­come Stronger?

Vladimir_Nesov15 Mar 2009 20:44 UTC
28 points
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Build Small Skills in the Right Order

lukeprog17 Apr 2011 23:01 UTC
158 points
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Ra­tion­al­ity Tough­ness Tests

RobinHanson6 Apr 2009 1:12 UTC
28 points
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3 Levels of Ra­tion­al­ity Verification

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Mar 2009 17:19 UTC
71 points
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Don’t teach peo­ple how to reach the top of a hill

PhilGoetz4 Mar 2014 21:38 UTC
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Pro­ce­du­ral Knowl­edge Gaps

Alicorn8 Feb 2011 3:17 UTC
184 points
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[link] If some­thing seems un­usu­ally hard for you, see if you’re miss­ing a minor insight

Kaj_Sotala5 May 2021 10:23 UTC
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(drmaciver.substack.com)

Great Ne­go­ti­a­tion MOOC on Coursera

eg9 Aug 2021 12:23 UTC
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De­liber­ate Play

jsteinhardt24 Oct 2021 2:50 UTC
87 points
4 comments5 min readLW link1 review
(bounded-regret.ghost.io)

Come for the pro­duc­tivity, stay for the philosophy

lionhearted9 Nov 2021 13:10 UTC
23 points
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Is there a bet­ter choice than “Stop After Win” (or does dou­ble-check­ing lead to failure loops)?

Nicole Dieker1 Feb 2022 20:33 UTC
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Noobs Need Rules

Jacob Falkovich2 Apr 2022 17:56 UTC
49 points
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What do you do to de­liber­ately prac­tice?

hath4 Jun 2022 22:20 UTC
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Turbocharging

CFAR!Duncan2 Aug 2022 0:01 UTC
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[Question] How do I find tu­tors for ob­scure skills/​sub­jects (i.e. fermi es­ti­ma­tion tu­tors)

joraine15 Sep 2022 1:15 UTC
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[Question] How to learn: Strug­gle VS Lookup-Table?

NicholasKross25 Sep 2022 21:58 UTC
11 points
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Pod­cast: Shoshan­nah Tekofsky on skil­ling up in AI safety, vis­it­ing Berkeley, and de­vel­op­ing novel re­search ideas

Akash25 Nov 2022 20:47 UTC
37 points
2 comments9 min readLW link

Pod­cast: Tam­era Lan­ham on AI risk, threat mod­els, al­ign­ment pro­pos­als, ex­ter­nal­ized rea­son­ing over­sight, and work­ing at Anthropic

Akash20 Dec 2022 21:39 UTC
18 points
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“Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast”

moridinamael24 Jan 2018 16:52 UTC
40 points
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Just Try It: Quan­tity Trumps Quality

atucker4 Apr 2011 1:13 UTC
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Too Smart for My Own Good

isovector22 Jan 2019 17:51 UTC
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Sat­u­ra­tion, Distil­la­tion, Im­pro­vi­sa­tion: A Story About Pro­ce­du­ral Knowl­edge And Cookies

Alicorn24 May 2009 2:38 UTC
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Find your­self a Wor­thy Op­po­nent: a Chavruta

Raw_Power6 Jul 2011 10:59 UTC
48 points
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High Challenge

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Dec 2008 0:51 UTC
58 points
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Learn­ing to Learn and Nav­i­gat­ing Moods

calebo21 Jul 2019 15:53 UTC
21 points
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[Question] Build­ing aware­ness habits (cog­ni­tive)

Teach27 Nov 2019 1:36 UTC
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[Question] Book Recom­men­da­tions for so­cial skill de­vel­op­ment?

Teach14 Dec 2019 0:36 UTC
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Time to Exit the Sandbox

SquirrelInHell24 Oct 2017 17:13 UTC
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(squirrelinhell.blogspot.com)

Skills and Antiskills

katydee26 Apr 2014 6:54 UTC
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[Question] If there were an in­ter­ac­tive soft­ware teach­ing Yud­kowskian ra­tio­nal­ity, what con­cepts would you want to see it teach?

MikkW2 Sep 2020 5:37 UTC
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Notes on Know-how

David Gross9 Dec 2020 17:21 UTC
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Notes on Moder­a­tion, Balance, & Harmony

David Gross25 Dec 2020 2:44 UTC
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Chang­ing my life in 2021, halfway through

Borasko10 Jun 2021 1:36 UTC
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Where do your eyes go?

alkjash19 Sep 2021 22:43 UTC
241 points
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(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Recom­mend­ing Un­der­stand, a Game about Discern­ing the Rules

MondSemmel28 Oct 2021 14:53 UTC
88 points
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Notes on notes on virtues

David Gross30 Dec 2020 17:47 UTC
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Learn­ing as clos­ing feed­back loops

ambigram17 Apr 2022 9:50 UTC
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Skil­ling-up in ML Eng­ineer­ing for Align­ment: re­quest for comments

23 Apr 2022 15:11 UTC
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7 traps that (we think) new al­ign­ment re­searchers of­ten fall into

27 Sep 2022 23:13 UTC
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Vi­su­al­iz­ing Learned Rep­re­sen­ta­tions of Rice Disease

muhia_bee3 Oct 2022 9:09 UTC
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(indecisive-sand-24a.notion.site)

Build­ing a trans­former from scratch—AI safety up-skil­ling challenge

Marius Hobbhahn12 Oct 2022 15:40 UTC
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Be more effec­tive by learn­ing im­por­tant prac­ti­cal knowl­edge us­ing flashcards

Stenemo12 Oct 2022 18:05 UTC
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Ap­ply for the ML Up­skil­ling Win­ter Camp in Cam­bridge, UK [2-10 Jan]

hannah wing-yee2 Dec 2022 20:45 UTC
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Ap­plied Lin­ear Alge­bra Lec­ture Series

johnswentworth22 Dec 2022 6:57 UTC
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Effec­tively self-study­ing over the Internet

libai3 Jan 2023 16:23 UTC
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Kolb’s: an ap­proach to con­sciously get bet­ter at anything

jacquesthibs3 Jan 2023 18:16 UTC
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What fills a vac­uum?

Logan Kieller22 Jan 2023 19:25 UTC
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No boats with­out a lake

Logan Kieller30 Jan 2023 16:41 UTC
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